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Recently there was a case of a woman who petitioned the state of Illinois to be able to wear a colander on her head in her drivers’ license photo as part of her religious beliefs. The woman was a Pastafarian, a member of the faux Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster invented out of the imagination of atheist activists.
La oportunidad para honrar a dos héroes de la libertad religiosa atrajo un gran multitud a una Misa en la Basílica de Santa María el 30 de junio.
Auxiliary Bishop Eduardo A. Nevares thanked the faithful for standing together and praying for religious freedom during an Independence Day Mass at Ss. Simon and Jude Cathedral, a celebration that, followed by the Rosary for the United States of America, closed out local observances of the fifth annual national Fortnight for Freedom.
The opportunity to honor two heroes of religious of freedom drew a standing-room only crowd to a Mass at St. Mary’s Basilica June 30. The relics of St. Thomas More and St. John Fisher, two 16th-century Catholics beheaded for their Catholic faith, were on display for veneration as part of a nine-city, cross-country tour during the Fortnight for Freedom, a two-week period that highlights the importance of defending religious freedom.
“The Virgin Mary struck her claim to our nation from the beginning,” Manny Yrique said July 4 during Phoenix’s Mass and Rosary closing out the local observation of the fourth annual nationwide Fortnight for Freedom.
The ideas of forgiveness, freedom and fatherhood surfaced during the June 21 kickoff Mass for the Fortnight for Freedom in the Diocese of Phoenix.
Catholics around Arizona and the nation have been called to observe the period from June 21 through the Fourth of July as the Fortnight for Freedom to celebrate and pray to protect religious freedoms.
The first in a series of daily reflections from the Diocese of Phoenix marking the Fortnight for Freedom — a time when the Catholic Church's liturgical calendar celebrates a series of great martyrs who remained faithful in the face of persecution by political power.
Freedom and service took on a new dimension for some Catholics on July 4.
You’ve seen them: weathered faces lined with care, holding their cardboard signs by the side of the road, begging for help. You’re waiting for the light to turn green and try to avoid their stare. What to do?
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